Why Malala is a world’s sweetheart?
Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani girl who is an internationally renowned education activist and the youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate. She is popular for her contribution towards female empowerment and education.
Malala was born on 12 July 1997 (Oh she just celebrated her 18th birthday). In early 2008, Malala started writing a blog under a pseudonym name explaining her life under Taliban rheostat and promoted female education rights. She was later documented for New York Times from where her journey of prominence started and she started to preach the motto of “Books not Bullets”.
Not even stopped by an assassination attempt, Malala is on a roar to tell the world how important it is to have education as a basic human right and how she is earning ovation for Pakistan’s soft image.
There are so many ways in which she has inspired the world. Honoring her birthday, here is the list of reasons why we need Malala.
1. She is vocal: despite the Taliban oppression, she never even think of giving up. In the hard times for the Swat valley’s occupants, 11 years Malala took to BBC blogs to write up her story without any fear.
2. An Ultimate Survivor: when she didn’t stop at continuous threats by Taliban for not stopping in favor of education, she had a murder attempt on October 9, 2012. She was shot in the head but later survived a surgery. The world was expecting for a slowed down the pace of her words, but she come out of that hospital even stronger than before.
3. Malala Fund: just after a month of attempted murder, Malala, and her father established Malala fund aimed at “helping girls go to school and raise their voices for the right to education”. This fund is dedicated completely for female education pouring funds from across the globe. Malala herself stated in an interview in February 2013, "This is a second life, this is a new life. And I want to serve."
4. Nobel Peace Prize: when Malala took the stage to speak after receiving Nobel Peace Prize, Malala highlighted the urge of education of a Pakistani girl. She spoke on the behalf of every girl and urge the world to take measure to promote education.
"I am Malala, I am those 66 million girls who are deprived of education. And today I am not raising my voice. It is the voice of 66 million girls."
5. And the battle still continues: in the wake of all the hardships this young girl has faced, she never gave up on her big dream where every child is given the right to be educated. Even her 18th birthday is celebrated with Syrian Refugee girls. In her attempt to encourage investment in education Malala is using her massive social media representation by asking her followers to take a selfie with a book using the hashtag #booksnotbullets.
Pakistan wishes her daughter a very happy 18th birthday.